Episode 23

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8th Sep 2020

Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do about It - Interview with Kevin A. Young & Michael Schwartz

Plutocracy rules the day. Our politics, our institutions, and our society is designed to reinforce this “rule by the wealthy” the majority of us recognize it for what it is. In fact, over three-quarters of the public consistently says that government is “run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.”

In this episode, we’re joined by Kevin A. Young and Michael Schwartz, authors of the new book Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do about It.

Young & Schwartz lay out a Strategy for fundamental change, the only one that has ever truly worked, a grassroots, people powered movement calling for change.

About the Authors

Michael Schwartz is Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Stonybrook University in New York. The focus of his work has been economic, Marxist, and political sociology.

Kevin A. Young is Associate Professor of History at UMass-Amhearst. His research analyzes social movements, coalitional politics, and political power in the Andes, Central America, and the United States.

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